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Monday, August 29, 2011



This week's new item is The Great Pumpkin Hat, which is listed for $18.99 + $3.50 shipping/tracking.

I found the original pattern at Fave Crafts, but it is only designed for a newborn. So in keeping with my regular order of business, I have altered the pattern and added a cute leaf, so that it will fit ALL sizes: newborn to adult! The hat is stitched in such a cute way that it gives the appearance of the actual lines on a pumpkin.

The original pattern had a vine, but didn't have a leaf. I can make them either way.

Celebrate Fall in style, no matter how young you are!

The Great Pumpkin Hat is available in 6 sizes:
0-3 mo
3-6 mo
6-12 mo
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

An amazing blog to check out!

If you're not a fan of That Crazy Lewis House, you're missing out! Sarah, the blogger, has really great giveaways all the time! As a happy follower, I can say that I have won THREE prizes from her blog!

The first time I ever won from her was so awesome! I actually won a Wii game! It is the Disney: Sing it Family Hits game with the microphone and everything! My family has spent lots of fun and silly moments playing this game.

The next prize I won was just as awesome! I won a Thomas & Friends: The Birthday Express DVD, which includes a train whistle that sounds just like the movie!

And finally, I just recently won a giveaway from Ore Originals! The giveaway was for a lunch sack OF MY CHOICE! This website has amazing and adorable products that anyone can love! Here's the yellow "Buzz" lunch sack that I picked out for my little lady. Isn't it ADORABLE?

Please check out her blog, and I know you'll be happy with what you find!


♥ Sugar Mama

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

3K Facebook Fan Giveaway!

I'm getting close to 3,000 fans, and I want to celebrate by giving away THREE fabulous prizes!
The first prize is a Custom pair of Posh House Slippers! The winner may choose any size and color combination they like!


The second prize is a $25 Hair Accessory Prize Pack! The winner may choose any combination of hair accessories from our collection, worth a maximum of $25! (The Brooke Headband is not included in these options).


The third prize is a YEAR of FREE advertising space on this blog!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Revisiting some of my old artwork

When I feel like crocheting is taking over my life, I like to dream about all the other crafty things I love to do. Today I was reminiscing about some paintings I've done. One of my favorite paintings is the piece I made for my mother.

She handed me an unfinished wooden cabinet door, and asked me to paint a bird, a nest, and the name she gave to her property.

First, I crackle painted it. Then I took a mouse sander to it in different spots, to give it a more aged look. After I was completely finished, I put 20 coats of clear spray coating, so that it would keep from getting scratched for as long as possible.

I had so much fun creating that one! Here are a couple more shots of the board sign.

I've also painted some artwork on antique windows taken from old homes. I clean up the glass really well, and brush off dirt and mud from the frame. I don't wipe off any grimy spots, since this adds to the aged look of the piece.

I made two paintings for my mother and grandmother, respectively. Each were done in a Halloween theme. I'm proud to say they are used in my family's homes each year for Halloween decorations.

It's tough to choose my favorite of the two,

since I love them both so much!

I have made other paintings, but I always end up giving them away. :(

Now I just need to make time to paint one for myself to keep!

I hope you enjoy them, ♥ Sugar Mama

Saturday, August 20, 2011

My FAVORITE Chicken Casserole Recipe --- It's so different!

I know this post has nothing to do with crocheting, reviews, or my shop in general, but I wanted to share with you my favorite recipe for a chicken casserole. It sounds so weird, but it tastes so good! I found it years ago on the Kraft Recipes website.

The first time I made it, I was reluctant after reading the name and ingredients that it would be anything but yucky. Boy, am I glad I tried it out anyway! It has been a favorite with my family for years, now! And it is SO EASY to make!


*4c Chopped, Cooked Chicken
*2c Croutons
(I use these amazingly yummy $1 bag of cheese garlic-flavored croutons from Wal-Mart)
*1 1/2c Shredded Swiss Cheese
*2/3c Mayo
*1/2c Milk
*2-4 Stalks Celery, Thinly Sliced
*1/4c Chopped Onions

#1. Combine all ingredients.
#2. Spoon into 2qt casserole.
#3. Bake @ 350° for 40 minutes or until heated through.

How easy is that?!!? I hope you'll try it out. And I hope you'll like it as much as I do!


Sugar Mama

Friday, August 19, 2011



In my attempt at being a better blogger, I'm going to strive to keep you posted each week with a new item in my store. The only thing that may hold me back will be whether time permits new items to be created, while I'm working on current orders.

This week's new item is the Brooke Headwrap, which is listed for $16.99 + $3.50 shipping/tracking.

The pattern is from Mamachee, and sports a very unique basket weave design. A lighter color than this will show the pattern better, but the picture below will give you some idea of the beautiful stitching.

This beautiful headwrap closes with a button at the back. Stay toasty warm AND look fabulous in any colors you choose!

It is available in 2 sizes: Infant/Child & Teen/Adult

Colors Shown: Black with Heather Grey flower

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

CUSTOM Sunshine Headband Giveaway WINNER!

That quick giveaway was fun! I plan to do another one soon. Hopefully with better participation next time. :)

The lucky winner is:

#6: Roxie jones said...

Roxie jones 6-12 mon watermelon

Congratulations, Roxie! Please email me at with your mailing address, and specific colors you would like for the headband. You can have up to three colors for the (1) band, (2) flower and (3) flower center.

You have 48 hours to claim your prize, or I will redraw. :)


<3 Sugar Mama

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Quick GIVEAWAY! for a Sunshine Headband

Anyone interested in WINNING a FREE Custom Sunshine Headband? I haven't posted on here since FEBRUARY!! ARGH! And the reason is that I've been so completely busy with my company, my family, a two-week vacation, my daughter's 1st birthday, and a little housework here and there. ;)

So to make up for my non-blog-existence, AND to THANK my amazing customers at Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique, I'm giving away a FREE Custom Sunshine Headband to a lucky winner!

The disclaimer explains how long the giveaway runs, and how to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner, announced on this blog!

All you have to do to enter is:

* "LIKE" Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique on Facebook - JUST CLICK HERE ("LIKING" under your Business Page DOES NOT COUNT).
* AND Comment ONCE under this post with your FULL Facebook name. Please include the size and colors you will choose if you win. Size options are HERE. Color options are HERE.


* Follow this blog PUBLICLY via GFC (Google Friend Connect). It is located under "Sweet Peeps" on the right column of this blog.
* AND Comment ONCE under this post with your blog-follower name.


* SHARE this post on your Facebook page, making sure to TAG Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique in the post. Just type the @ sign, then type Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique WITHOUT spacing after the @ sign.
   (If you see your post on Sugar Mama's Facebook page, you'll know it worked).
* AND Comment ONCE under this post that you shared.


* Send an email to with your FAVORITE Spaghetti Sauce/Pasta Sauce Recipe.
* AND Comment ONCE under this post that you sent the email.

WHY? I'm going to do some canning soon, and I'm tired of my old recipe. The only specification is that it has to be meatless, so that it can be canned in a simple water bath. I don't have a pressure canner. The meat can be added later when it is used for a meal. THANKS!

GOOD LUCK! <3 Sugar Mama

*Shipping is FREE within the US, Canada & overseas US military installations.
*Please allow 2-4 weeks to recieve your prize.
*The giveaway will run from Thursday, August 11th @ 1:30 pm CST to Saturday, August 13th @ 12pm CST. No entries after this time will be accepted.
*Winner(s) will be chosen my and will be posted on this blog.

*Winner(s) will have 48 hours to contact me at to claim prize.
*By agreeing you are giving a complete release of Facebook in relation to this celebration.
"By agreeing you are giving an acknowledgement that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
*The promotion is NOT open or marketed to individuals who are under the age of 18.
*The promotion is NOT open to individuals who reside in a country embargoed by the United States.
*The promotion is NOT open to individuals residing in Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India.
*The promotion's objective is DOES NOT promote any of the following product categories: gambling, tobacco, firearms, prescription drugs, or gasoline.
*The prize or any part of the prize DOES NOT include alcohol, tobacco, dairy, firearms, or prescription drugs.
*The promotion is NOTa sweepstakes that conditions entry upon the purchase of a product, completion of a lengthy task, or other form of consideration.
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